Monday, July 11, 2016

Noble Jorgensen

Noble Gordon Jorgensen

May 18, 1925
Columbus, OH

November 2, 1982
Minneapolis, MN

1940-41 Taylor Allderdice - Pittsburgh (High School)
1942-43 Fraternal Order of Police (Pittsburgh Municpal League)
1943-44 Westminster College - Pennsylvania (College)
1944-45 Westminster College - Pennsylvania (College)
1945-46 University of Iowa (College)
1946-47 University of Iowa (College)
1946-47 Pittsburgh Ironmen (BAA)
1947-48 Waterloo Pro-Hawks (PBLA)
1947-48 Portland Indians (PCBL)
1948-49 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1949-50 Sheboygan Redskins (NBA)
1950-51 Tri-Cities Blackhawks (NBA)
1950-51 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1951-52 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1952-53 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)

In February of 1947, he was declared ineligible and removed from the Iowa squad. He signed with the Ironmen in the BAA a few days later and played the rest of the season with them.
In April of 1947, Jorgensen was critically injured in a car accident in Iowa, be recovered to play another seven season professionally. He was named as a plaintiff in a lawsuit for the accident, filed by the families of two passengers injured in the accident.

Jorgensen died of an aortic aneurysm in 1982.
His father, Charles, was a trainer for the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team. His brother Roger was his teammate with the Ironmen.

Pittsburgh Press, April 30, 1947


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